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Experimental and numerical studies of fuel and hydrodynamic effects on piloted turbulent premixed jet flames

Smolke, Jennifer and Lapointe, Simon and Paxton, Laurel and Blanquart, Guillaume and Carbone, Francesco and Fincham, Adam M. and Egolfopoulos, Fokion N. (2017) Experimental and numerical studies of fuel and hydrodynamic effects on piloted turbulent premixed jet flames. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36 (2). pp. 1877-1884. ISSN 1540-7489. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170407-120853660

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Abstract

An experimental and numerical investigation of fuel and hydrodynamic effects is performed on piloted premixed jet flames. The investigation is carried out at a constant laminar flame speed, varying heat losses, jet Reynolds number, fuel molecular weight, and fuel chemical classification. Large Eddy Simulations are performed in an attempt to reproduce the behaviors observed experimentally. Simulations are compared against well-characterized boundary conditions, well-resolved two-dimensional velocity fields from particle image velocimetry, and line-of-sight CH⁎ profiles. Experimental results indicate that small amounts of heat losses may play a significant role on the jet reactivity as the flame heights scale with the heat loss from the jet. However, differences between flames with different fuels can still be seen in the absence of heat losses and these differences are magnified at higher Reynolds numbers. Particularly, methane flames are consistently taller and ethylene flames consistently shorter while other fuels present approximately the same flame height. LES reproduce the experimentally observed trends in global flame heights (effects of heat losses and Reynolds number) but some of the differences between fuels are not captured.


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http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.127DOIArticle
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Lapointe, Simon0000-0003-2789-6540
Blanquart, Guillaume0000-0002-5074-9728
Additional Information:© 2016 The Combustion Institute. Published by Elsevier Inc. Received 4 December 2015, Revised 27 May 2016, Accepted 29 July 2016, Available online 6 October 2016. The authors gratefully acknowledge funding from Air Force Office of Scientific Research (FA9550-12-1-0472 and FA9550-12-1-0144) under supervision of Dr. Chiping Li. The work at USC was supported by the NSF under Grant No. CBET-1512214.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-12-1-0472
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-12-1-0144
NSFCBET-1512214
Subject Keywords:Premixed turbulence; Jet flames; PIV; LES; Hydrocarbon fuels
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Official Citation:Jennifer Smolke, Simon Lapointe, Laurel Paxton, Guillaume Blanquart, Francesco Carbone, Adam M. Fincham, Fokion N. Egolfopoulos, Experimental and numerical studies of fuel and hydrodynamic effects on piloted turbulent premixed jet flames, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Volume 36, Issue 2, 2017, Pages 1877-1884, ISSN 1540-7489, http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.127. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1540748916303856)
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